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All 7 separatists sent to 10-day NIA custody
P L Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Jul 25: Seven Kashmiri separatist leaders, including the son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, were today sent to 10 days’ NIA custody by a Delhi court in a terror funding case on the agency’s plea that their custodial interrogation was needed. These seven separatist leaders included Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate. In the mea...
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Separatists’ arrest by NIA
Law to take its own course: Madhav
‘Hurriyat’s anti-national activities not to be tolerated’
NEW DELHI, Jul 25: A day after seven Hurriyat leaders were arrested for allegedly funding elements to spark off unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said the anti-national activities of Hurriyat leaders would not be tolerated and law would take its own course. “We assure people that illegal and anti-national activities of Hurriyat leaders will not be tolerated,” Madhav told a national channel. He said, “The sti...
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First batch of Hajj pilgrims leave from Kashmir
SRINAGAR, July 25: The first batch of Hajj pilgrims from Kashmir valley left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday here from Srinagar international airport for the holy journey of performing Hajj 2017. At Srinagar international airport, the pilgrims were seen off by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in presence of the Hajj and Auqaf Minister, Farooq Andrabi. According to the officials the first batch included 420 Hajj pilgrims belonging to different par...
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Gilkar's family refutes IGP's claim
SRINAGAR, July 25: The family of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Sajjad Ahmad Gilkar of Nowhatta while reacting over police assertions vis-à-vis Sajjad’s involvement in DySP Ayub Pandit’s lynching said “hollow claims won’t make any difference, let the Inspector General (IGP) prove his involvement”. Family members, while refuting IGP’s claims, said that the deceased had attended court hearing before joining militant ranks. The IGP had maintain...
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Sinha-led group visiting Kashmir in August
‘Nobody should think NIA-like approach will resolve K-issue’
SRINAGAR, July 25: The Concerned Citizens Group led by Yashwant Sinha is visit Kashmir early next month to push for dialogue and update itself with the present situation in the valley. “We are arriving in Kashmir early next month. The dates are yet to be fixed,” Wajahat Habibullah, one of the members of the Group told KNS here. “The aim of the visit is to update themselves with the suggestions and the situation and discuss the roadmap ahead. A...
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36 attacks on Amarnath yatra in 27 years, 53 pilgrims killed
NEW DELHI, July 25 (Agencies): As many as 53 pilgrims have been killed in 36 terror attacks on the annual Amarnath yatra in the last 27 years, the Lok Sabha was informed today. “From 1990 till date, 36 terrorist attacks have been reported on Amarnath yatris in which 53 were killed and 167 were injured,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in reply to a written question. Ahir said all possible arrangements are being made by the Jammu a...
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Respect institution of MLA: Omar
SRINAGAR, July 25: National Conference working president and MLA Beerwah, Omar Abdullah today asked PDP-BJP government to respect the institution of an MLA and help facilitate the development works in their respective areas. In a day long interaction with district administrative officers, Omar Abdullah highlighted the various issues confronting the area and gave a patient hearing to the grievances of the locals who were also present in the meet...
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Restrictions in old city of Srinagar
Shutdown in Kashmir over separatists’ arrest
SRINAGAR, July 25: Normal life was today affected in Kashmir Valley due to a general strike called by separatists, while restrictions were imposed in several parts of old city of Srinagar by authorities as a “precautionary measure.” The call for shut down was jointly given by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik against the arrest of seven separatists by NIA. Shops and other business establishments in most parts...
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Farooq ‘congratulates’ NIA, calls for probe into Indian funds
SRINAGAR, July 25: While “congratulating” the National Investigation Agency (NIA) over its probe into the funding of Hurriyat leaders, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday asked the agency to investigate whether or not they received Indian funding as well. Farooq Abdullah told a news agency, "I congratulate NIA for its probe on funding of Hurriyat leaders. From where the money has come and how it is being utilised ...
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Muslims perform last rites of KP woman in Kulgam village
KULGAM, July 25: Setting yet another example of communal bond, people belonging to the Muslim community performed the last rites of a Hindu woman in Manzgam village of southern Kulgam district. A Hindu woman Arti Devi, whose family had stayed back when most of the Kashmiri Pandits migrated to other states of the country in early nineties, after the eruption of armed struggle in the valley, died this morning after a long spell of illness. She wa...
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`Army tank in JNU to be incongruous’
Karan bats for “Unknown Soldier” monument
JAMMU, Jul 25: Congress Rajya Sabha Member Parliament Dr Karan Singh Wednesday, while describing the proposal to install tank in JNU complex as incongruous, suggested that an imaginatively designed monument to “The Unknown Soldier” would be far preferable. In a statement issued to press, he stated that installing a tank would be incongruous and inappropriate. “To acknowledge the bravery and sacrifices of our armed forces, we should choose a sym...
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2 cops among 10 held with narcotics in Rajouri
Tazeem Malik
RAJOURI, Jul 24: The police claimed to have arrested ten people, including two policemen, for peddling narcotics in Rajouri district, today. Police said that two police constables residents of Rajouri were arrested while travelling on the Mughal Road that connects the Kashmir valley with Jammu region. Eight others were arrested in the case on charges of carrying heroin, cannabis and poppy husk. Police claimed that during a routine naka checkin...
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Govt orders reshuffle R&B Deptt
JAMMU, July 25: The state government today ordered transfers and postings of Incharge Superintending Engineers (Civil), Junior Engineers, Draftsman in Public Works (R&B) Department. As per govt order, Bashir Ahmad, Incharge Superintending Engineer, Road Safety Cell, DIQC, Srinagar has been transferred and posted as Incharge Superintending Engineer, PMGSY Srinagar against available vacancy. Romesh Kumar Makroo, Incharge Superintending Engineer...
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IED recovered in Poonch
POONCH, Jul 24: Three days ahead of scheduled Budha Amarnath pilgrimage, security forces claimed to have recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) with some material in Mandi area of Poonch district, today. Official reports said that based on specific information, army and police launched a joint search operation in Gurang forest area of Loran in Mandi Tehsil of Poonch district, today. The security personnel seized an IED weighing 5 Kg w...
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Army jawan shoots to death in Jammu
JAMMU, Jul 24: An Army man today allegedly attempted suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in the city outskirts here. “Sepoy Pankaj this evening at around 7.30 PM, shot himself with own AK-47 Rifle at 7016 EME Unit near Koul Kandoli Mandir at Nagrota,” police sources here said. They said that he was attached in 16 RR, adding, “He was shifted to the Military Hospital Satwari, Jammu for treatment.” His condition was stated to be c...
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SC order departure from established law: JKCCS
SRINAGAR, Jul 25: Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has described the order of Supreme court dismissing a petition seeking probe into killings of Kashmiri Pandits in the state as “complete departure from established law” and “thus setting a dangerous precedent for other courts” to deny justice to victims of violence in J&K. In a JKCCS statement issued to the press, its member and coordinator Khurram Parvez said, “The Supreme ...
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Prez's parting advice
Pranab Mukherjee's farewell address to the nation as the President of India is an apt parting gift to the nation that needs to be reminded of the core values of pluralism which have been the founding stones of Indian democracy at a time when these values stand severely challenged. His words are an apt reminder of why this must be protected. On Monday, in his address to the parliament, Mukherjee said, "The soul of India resides in pluralism and t...
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Majoritarian will vis-à-vis constitutional supremacy
By Vijay Kumar
The happenings of the past few weeks, particularly indiscriminate ban on slaughter-houses and formation of anti-Romeo squads, ostensibly for insulating the young girls from eve-teasing but, in reality, unleashing crusade against love-Jihad after the formation of the new Government in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of an unprecedented mandate and menacing rise of cow vigilantism, have brought to the fore the inherent tension between the rule of the ma...
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Staving off the coming Global collapse
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Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, even when self-preservation is at stake. The scariest example is the simplistic, growth-oriented, market-based economic thinking that is all but running the world today. Prevailing neoliberal economic models make no useful reference to the dynamics of the ecosystems or social systems with which the economy interacts in the real world. What truly intelligent species would attempt to ...
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Distribution of commemorative coins
Dear Editor, Presently there is no provision whereby coin-collectors can get newly issued commemorative coins as per their specific choice. System is that Reserve Bank of India RBI issues coin-bags of 2000 or 2500 pieces of commemorative to currency-chests of banks in place of normally-circulated coins according to normal need and requirement of currency-chests. Central government and RBI should ensure smaller packs of 100 commemorative coins ...
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Citizens are custodians of India: Kovind
NEW DELHI, Jul 25(Agencies): Calling for a nation built on the principle of equality for all people, and one that combines “the wisdom of an age-old Bharat and the science of contemporary India”, newly elected President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday that each citizen was a “nation builder” and “a custodian of the legacy that we will pass on to coming generations.” In his first address inside the Central Hall of Parliament after being sworn in...
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Tassaduq Mufti dismayed over dilapidated condition of Bakshi Stadium
JAMMU, July 25: Coordinator CM's Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti has called for upgradation of facilities at the Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar for promotion of sports activities. Taking cognizance of recurrent complaints from the sportspersons regarding poor facilities at the Bakshi Stadium, Tassaduq Mufti has asked the Sports Department to refurbish the stadium by constructing change rooms and modern bathrooms. He also called for installing floodlig...
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`115,435 kms NHs sanctioned in 35 states, UTs’
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